Assignments that are ready to be graded are displayed under the Submitted Assignments section of the Assignments tab.
Click or tap the assignment name hyperlink in the assignment thumbnail.
PLEASE NOTE: The assignment thumbnail image does not move from the In Progress section to the Submitted Assignments section until at least one student has submitted the assignment.
The Grading Breakdown page loads. This page summarizes how the students performed on this assignment.
Let’s take a look at some of the features of the Grading Breakdown page:
- The name of the worktext the assignment was based on
- The Extend This allows you to extend the assignment deadline if you wish. You can extend an assignment deadline even if the deadline has already passed.
- Hyperlinked student name. Click on the student’s name to see their submission. Notice that in this case the student has completed the assignment, and the TBH portal has completed any auto-grading.
- Hyperlinked student name. In the Score column, we see “not opened”, which means the student has not yet opened the assignment.
- Key to color-coding. This key explains the colored dots at #6
- Numbered list of questions. Remember that each question (1,2,3,etc.) might actually be a set of questions, rather than a sole question by itself. Each question set has been color-coded according to the key at #5. A numeric score for that question set has been assigned by the TBH portal’s auto-grading feature.
The TBH portal has a built-in auto-grading feature for worktexts. As soon as a student submits their assignment, the TBH portal automatically grades some or all of it. Colored dots on the Grading Breakdown page indicate whether assignment items were:
- answered correctly (green)
- only partially correct (yellow)
- unattempted by the student (light grey)
- answered incorrectly (red)
- manually-graded items
At this stage, the results per answer as well as the total mark have been decided by the system. However, you have the option to review the auto-graded items and manually override the score if you want to.
If the assignment has questions that cannot be automatically graded (essays, open questions, drawings, etc.), the total grade is incomplete. You will need to mark these question sets manually. Such question sets are identified by dark grey circular icon. If you hover, over the icon, a tool tip “Manual Grading Required” appears. See the Grade an Assignment section for more information on this.
PLEASE NOTE: Auto-grading cannot be turned off. If you do not want to use the auto-grading feature, please select questions sets tagged as “manual” when you are creating the assignment
PLEASE NOTE: Teachers can replace any auto-graded score by intervening manually
Let’s take a closer look at an assignment that has been submitted for grading. To do that, click or tap on a hyperlinked student name on the Grading Breakdown page.
The selected student’s completed assignment will load. It looks similar to this:
Here are some points of interest in the student’s assignment:
- Note the Bonus score field and the Save button. If you want to award extra credit to a student, do so by entering the the percentage value. EXAMPLE: Debbie scored 92% based on her assignment answers. She also completed her assignment well ahead of the due date. You want to award her an additional 5% for this. To do this, you enter 5% in the Bonus score field and click the Save button. Debbie’s total mark will be 97%.
- The worktext location of the question(s) associated with Item 1. Note also that the item is tagged, indicating it is a manually-graded item.
- Color-coded item score icon and Score field In the example above, the circle is dark grey, indicating that the item must be manually graded. Right now the dark grey circle is empty. This is because the item has not been manually graded yet. To enter a score for this item, click or tap in the Score field, and type in the marks you want to award for this question.
- The correct answer for Item 1. The correct answer always appears after the question and the student’s response.
- The worktext location of the question(s) associated with Item 2. Note that Item 2 has been tagged as an auto-graded question.
- Color-coded circular icon and the Score field. In the example above, the circle is red, indicating the student’s answer for this item was incorrect. “0/1” appears in the red icon, displaying the number of marks awarded by the TBH portal for this item. If you want to change that mark, simply click or tap in the Score field and enter the desired numeric score.
- The correct answer for Item 2. The correct answer always appears after the question and the student’s response.
SEE ALSO: How to Grade an Assignment